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Public Utilities Commission Accepts Applications for Battery Installations on 5/1

Apr 29, 2020 6:23:34 PM / by Elise Vue

With California’s next fire season just a few months away, everyone is scrambling to install rooftop solar panels and electricity-storing batteries on their homes to keep food refrigerated and mobile phones charged during the power shutoffs to come.

Have you grabbed your Tesla home battery yet? Maybe add on a few more? If so, on May 1, Public Utilities Commission starts accepting applications for more than $600 million in incentive funding for battery installations in homes that could see the power shut off come fire season. The funding will be available to homes in areas that are at high fire risk and whose residents are low income, depend on electricity-powered medical devices or have seen their power shut off in two previous five-prevention outages. Critical facilities in high-risk areas — including police and fire stations, hospitals, cooling centers, homeless shelters and grocery stores — can also apply for incentives. 

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Program Administrators will accept submissions for the following projects on May 12, 2020. Applicants may begin drafting applications for these projects on May 1, 2020:

  • Large Residential (>10kW), Multi-family, and Non-Residential Storage Equity
  • Large Residential (>10kW), Multi-family, and Non-Residential Equity Resiliency
  • Residential and Non-Residential San Joaquin Valley Pilot 

The SGIP Program Administrators will resume the acceptance of the following projects on May 1, 2020:

  • Small Residential  (<=10kW) applications for Residential Storage Equity
  • Small Residential (<=10kW) applications for Equity Resiliency

The latest version of the 2020 SGIP Handbook can be downloaded here.

If you're still having cold feet, join our free webinar tomorrow to learn more. To put it into perspective, the battery is for security, so you can have energy certainty.  Think of it as your insurance. You don't have to be at the mercy of your utility company when you have options.

Bring your questions to our webinar, we've got answers.

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Tags: PSPS, Power Shutdown, utility

Elise Vue

Written by Elise Vue